Everett Scott's drive brings the Sox a victory
June 10, 1916 ...
Everett Scott proved you can't keep the World Champions down for long, when he sent a screaming line drive to left, driving in the two Red Sox runners, who would be the game winners in this 10 inning, 4 to 2 victory. Bill Carrigan sent in his ace, Dutch
Leonard, who went along, holding a 1-0 lead until the eighth inning, when a single, double, and a triple put the Browns ahead 2-1. In five of the eight innings he pitched, Dutch gave up a lead-off hit, putting him in a hole. Doubleplays in the fourth and sixth got Dutch out of
trouble. Bob Groom started for the Browns and lasted as long as Leonard, allowing only four hits.
The Sox got their first run in the third inning on a pass to Hal Janvrin and a double by to right by Pinch Thomas. Even though the Sox continued to get men on base, Groom tightened up every time there was a threat. After two out in the eight, Dutch got
bombed by the Browns big hitters and the Sox were now losing 2-1. Down but not out, in the ninth inning the Sox came back to tie up the game. Former Brown, Tilly Walker started things off with a single to right and went to second on a sacrifice by Larry Gardner, and was
brought home by Hal Janvrin to tie up the game. Janvrin took second on the throw to the plate and made it to third when Hick Cady reached after Ernie Johnson fumbled his ground ball. Olaf Henriksen came up to pinch hit and bashed the ball at firtstbaseman Babe Borton, who
knocked it down and nailed Janny at the plate for the third out.
The fine finish came in the tenth. Mike McNally singled and alertly tagged up and ran to second base on Duffy Lewis' foul pop fly to catcher Hank Severeid. Tilly Walker was then passed to set up the potential doubleplay. Everett Scott was
called on by Carrigan to hit for Larry Gardner, and came through with a single to left driving in both Walker and McNally. Mays locked the gate in the bottom of the inning and the Sox went away with a happily earned win.
In the morning Janvrin, McNally and Herb Pennock played golf at Forest Park Golf Course and ran into a boy who used to work in the visitor's club house at Comiskey Park. They report that the kid is a great golfer and his hero is the youngster who won the
U.S. Open, Francis Ouimet.